African Swine Fever is a hot topic in the food industry. ASF has spread over 50 countries, killing millions of hogs. This has a direct impact on pork prices, animal feed markets, imports/exports, and more. In this podcast, listeners will learn the economic impact of ASF to the US. They will learn about who is impacted and the global implications from Derrell Peel, the Charles Breedlove Professor of Agribusiness at the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist at OSU.
‘Food Foundations’ is a play on words that highlights foundations that work on improving global food and agriculture. The focus is on how food science could improve lives by increasing food supplies, extending shelf life, improving packaging and storage, reducing postharvest loss and consumer waste, integrating nutrition and agriculture, training and education, food safety, sustainable food systems, etc. Other aspects may also be covered, depending on the foundation’s specific work. This episode features the Rockefeller Foundation’s Yieldwise Program.
Panelist: Rafael Flor
Co-Host: Donna Rosa
Host: Matthew Teegarden PhD
Food security, climate change, and energy deployment are among the many issues we face today. These challenges demand innovative solutions and a multidisciplinary approach to collaborative problem-solving. Issues in food like preservation, nutrition, and disease prevention are becoming even more prevalent. To meet these challenges head-on, we must replace conventional strategies with provocative ideas and disruptive innovations. In the first episode of “Food Disruptors,” Dr. Joshua Peschel and Prof. John Coupland will discuss why investing in entrepreneurship in the Science of Food is essential and will provide an overview of the innovations of today that will ensure that the food system of tomorrow is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all.